With the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens all looking to become serious contenders for a berth in Super Bowl 51 and the Cleveland Browns kicking off their latest rebuilding project, NFL betting buffs across the globe need to know how many victories each AFC North Super Bowl hopeful will record in 2016. Thanks to this expert 2016 win total odds betting analysis, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many wins each AFC North resident will likely pick up this coming season. With that said and the 2016 NFL Draft just around the corner, let’s get started.
2016 Pro Football Season AFC North Total Wins Lines Predictions
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Baltimore Ravens (7.5)
The Ravens will be looking to bounce back in 2016 after injuries completely derailed any chance they had for success last season. The good news for this perennially winning franchise is that they’ve suffered just five losing seasons since 1998, making them a virtual lock selection against their 2016 win total odds.
I’ve got Joe Flacco and company losing road games against the Giants, Jets, Patriots, Steelers and Bengals while potentially running the table at home. While I’ve got Baltimore losing just four games, I think the more realistic outcome is about six losses. Either way, the Ravens easily top their super-low 2016 win total odds, making them one of the best picks on the board.
The Pick: Baltimore 10-6/Over
Cincinnati Bengals (9.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) will look to get right back into Super Bowl title contention after a late-season injury to starting quarterback Andy Dalton effectively squashed any chance they had for postseason success a year ago. Dalton now will be back and the Bengals have won 52 games the last five seasons, making them a statistical lock to reach the double-digit win mark again in 2016. Now, let’s find out how many games Cincy will win in 2016.
I’ve got Andy Dalton and company losing road games against Pittsburgh, New England, and Baltimore while either running the table at home or dropping one home game to a division rival. Either way, the Bengals easily reach the double-digit win mark in 2016.
The Pick: Cincinnati 12-/4 Over
Pittsburgh Steelers (10.5)
With the Steelers (10-6) expecting to have a fully healthy Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Bryant and Le’Veon Bell next season, I say there’s no reason why the perennially powerful franchise won’t be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Still, Pittsburgh has won 11 games or more just four times in the past 10 years, so history is clearly on their side.
I’ve got Big Ben and company dropping road games against Baltimore, Indianapolis Cincinnati and home games against Kansas City and New England to finish at 11-5 and just barely OVER their 2016 win total odds, though I admit it’s going to be close.
The Pick: Pittsburgh 11-5/Over
Cleveland Browns (4.5)
The Cleveland Browns (3-13) made a great hire by nabbing widely-respected offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, but this is a team that will have its work cut out in its latest rebuilding project. Let’s find out.
I’ve got Cleveland losing road games at Philly, Miami, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Buffalo and Pittsburgh and home games against the Ravens, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys, Steelers, Giants and Bengals to finish at either 3-13 or potentially 4-14. Still, with the Browns winning five games or more in nine of the last 15 seasons, I think it’s quite possible that RG3 could lead Cleveland to five wins this coming season.
The Pick: Cleveland 3-13/Under